By: Brittany Gonzales
Depression and Anxiety are Tough
I want to state before writing this post that I am in no way an expert on depression and anxiety. My goal in this blog is to help people with depression and anxiety by understanding these illnesses. No matter what someone may say, these are illnesses and cannot always be helped by “just be happy; you can choose to live a normal life, you are pretending, etc.” I have heard it all while battling my depression and anxiety daily.
Sadly, we live in a world where things may not always be fair and unjust things happen. Unfortunately, this can make it even harder for people suffering from mental health issues to see the brighter side of things. All around us, there is always someone reporting on bad news. In a world inundated with bad news, it is not difficult to understand why some people are depressed.
Alas, there is excellent news, though, in this world of oversaturated bad reports. For example, the article from Banyan Mental Health, Why is anxiety so common today? gives insight into why anxiety seems so prevalent today. The one main factor is that people report it more now and receive more support. This factor is excellent news! Mental health issues need to be discussed more, as this is the first step to help fight these illnesses. When I say the illness, it is not something to feel wrong about, and you cannot help that this has happened to you.
Always Remain Hopeful
A personal practice that I use is to always think of something happy. When I picture my life and what makes me happy, it is always my family. My family consists of various individuals that make up my small world. This small world is what gets me going in the morning and keeps me driven. I have two nieces and two nephews that I adore more than anything, but they live 2,472 miles away; I know the distance because I have Googled it. I like to surf Facebook to see their pictures as they grow and learn; this brings me comfort in my darkest days.
Moreover, I try to call or video chat with them as much as possible; their cute voices always put a smile on my face. I also use creative outlets like this blog to help fight D & A (depression and anxiety). Whatever the case may be for you, it is always helpful to picture something happy or do something that makes you happy.
You can do various activities that can help keep your sad feelings at bay. Such as, these activities can be hiking, journaling, crafts, running, cooking/baking, blogging, skiing, etc. Whatever makes you happy, you should do it. Let’s fight these illnesses and keep hope alive! (Insert cheesy superhero clip art from Google below). I wanted my first post to be short and I hope you continue to read more of my posts; I want to help others and inspire.
Be Your Own Superhero!
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Please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts. 1-800-273-8255 or call 9-1-1. Remember that there are people out there that care!
Alyssa. (2019). Why is Anxiety So Common Today? Banyan Mental Health Program. Why Is Anxiety So Common Today? – Banyan Mental Health
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